Stock Market News and Analysis

Has the Santa Claus Rally Already Started?

Posted on November 17th, 2023

You may have already heard talk of or reference to the Satna Claus Rally. Depending on who you ask some will say it doesn’t happen until the week before Christmas and some will say it happens the week after Christmas and in to the first of the year.  What I read shows this latter time […]

Can the Recent Market Rally be Sustained?

Posted on November 15th, 2023

Support and Resistance from a technical charting view are powerful. They are places that represent not just the prices of a security, but what investors and trader alike think about that price. Support: The price in which a securities price is ’supported’ from trading any lower at that point in time. Resistance: The price in […]

Veteran’s Day 2023 and Investment Ideas Inspired by the Holiday

Posted on November 10th, 2023

Here we are in November, and I know the prevailing event that may be dominating everyone’s thoughts is either Thanksgiving or how soon is too soon to put up one’s Christmas Tree. There is one other holiday that is very important or should be to all Americans, though it isn’t an official National Holiday, and […]

Fed Day and They Decided to Pause a Second Time in a Row

Posted on November 8th, 2023

The news of the day was that the Fed was to announce whether or not they were going to raise interest rates. Though there was pretty much a ‘zero’ chance they would raise, there is always the anticipation of what Chairman Powell was going to say regarding the Fed’s stance on interest rates and whether […]

Expectations for Option Traders for the Rest of 2023

Posted on November 3rd, 2023

The financial markets started this week in the green / positive. That has happened multiple weeks prior to this week, but those gains and positive starts got sold off by the end of those weeks.  The markets have been in a bearish, dare I say ‘corrective’ phase from August through October. Welcome to this week […]

Market Direction Dependent on Earnings

Posted on November 1st, 2023

We as investors and options traders are now dealing with two wars, continued recession fears and bond yields not seen since 2007 to name a few of the challenges making it hard for Bulls to push this market higher.  There aren’t a lot of major economic reports out this week, so we don’t have to […]

My Recent Podcast for Investors and Options Traders Alike

Posted on October 27th, 2023

The financial markets had a bearish August and a true to form bearish September.  Based on the past 10-year look back with seasonal analysis it showed a bullish past history that had me and others anticipating a bit of a snap back month for October.  That did not happen. My buddy and I Chris Johnson […]

Bond Yields Crank Higher and Markets Sell Off

Posted on October 25th, 2023

10-year bonds yields went up to their highest level not seen since 2007.  This was also true for the 5-year. Equity and Bond traders pore over the economic data as it is that data the Fed uses in determining where they set interest rates. When you hear from the financial news networks stocks are lower […]

A Trend Trading Strategy for Traders

Posted on October 20th, 2023

I am going to cover how one can learn how to scan for a trending move, whether it be a bullish or bearish trend.  This article will discuss using only the stock with this analysis.   Trading options, for those of you who trade options, will be discussed in a future educational piece.  For now, […]